Why don’t you take off that book jacket and stay a little while? Think your favorite book is the *steamiest*? We created this heat map to show you just how romantic 15 young adult novels really are.
Ever wish there was a way to visually see exactly where in a romance novel things really start to heat up? If yass, then we’d like to present you our newest bookish infographic, Love Lines! This heat map shows how many times the words LOVE, LIPS and KISS are used throughout each novel and where in the novels they appear. You’re probably thinking that all the hot stuff doesn’t happen until the end of teen books, but after looking at this graphic, you’ll see that not every romantic scenes happens at the end in YA!
How to read this infographic
- The pink bubbles represent the word LIPS
- The teal bubbles represent the word LOVE
- The orange bubbles represent the word KISS
- Where the bubbles begin marks the beginning of the book and where the bubbles stop, marks the end of each novel.
- The bigger the bubble = the more often that word appears in that part of the book
Click on the image below to view it at a larger size!
So why did we choose these words? Love and Kiss are obvious by why Lips? Here’s why: Something we noticed recently, after a serious reading marathon, was that kissy scenes in YA books aren’t always described with the word kiss (or kissing, kissed, kisses, ect). Instead, a lot of kissy scenes are described with the word lips (And then his lips were on mine.) Therefore, we decided it was imperative that we include the word “lips” in our research for this infographic! #TheMoreYouKnow
The total number of times the words LOVE, LIPS, and KISS appear:
- Delirium by Lauren Oliver – 119
- Die for Me by Amy Plum – 104
- The Distance Between Us by Kasie West – 56
- Divergent by Veronica Roth – 94
- Every Last Breath by Jennifer L, Armentrout – 284
- Exquisite Captive by Heather Demetrios – 247
- Nowhere but Here by Katie McGarry – 277
- Reign of Shadows by Sophie Jordan – 88
- The Selection by Kiera Cass – 118
- The Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine – 90
- Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi – 184
- Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli – 117
- Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch – 49
- Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins – 150
- Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi – 58
But of course, just those 3 words can’t really tell you how hot a book really is, so to really find out for yourself, you’ll just have to read the books!
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